Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Kato atsf observation car with a “chief drumhead?”

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2020
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 13 Times in 9 Posts
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Kato atsf observation car with a “chief drumhead?”

    Did Kato ever make a atsf passenger car with the chief emblem on the back? Everything I see is for the super chief. But I saw this one online and can’t place the model number I’m looking for.

    1BB7BD3F-AAA2-4709-899F-E10B035048F5.jpg

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to BF3751 For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Westminster, Ca. USA
    Posts
    952
    Thanks
    3,495
    Thanked 3,410 Times in 587 Posts
    Mentioned
    35 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Looks like a Tomar drum head on a repainted Kato Broadway Limited observation car.

    Wolf

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Erie, PA
    Posts
    57
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 112 Times in 34 Posts
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    It appears to me that this is from the Kato Budd set they released back in the late 1990s/early 2000s. They only did one run. The cars were modeled after C B & Q prototypes and were only released once. This was (I believe) the last time they issued passenger cars outside of the “named train” sets.
    Not sure if the drumhead was original with this car; I have a set decorated for Southern Railway and it came with a couple of choices - user installed, of course!
    These cars were accurate for C B & Q “Silver Streak Zephyr” (except for the domes, sleepers & Slumbercoach) and were eventually re-released in this set.

    Hope this helps.

    Jim

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Erie, PA
    Posts
    57
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 112 Times in 34 Posts
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    If you go to Kato’s website to order parts, you can get undecorated drumheads for their corrugated passenger cars. Add a Chief decal and replace the one on (for example) a Super Chief set. Part number is 805130.

    Jim

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Jimbo For This Useful Post:


Similar Threads

  1. Kato B&O and NYC observation antenna parts.
    By Champsummers in forum Rollingstock
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23rd Feb 2020, 09:57 PM
  2. Automars for the Kato Daylight Observation
    By Onizukachan in forum Rollingstock
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29th Mar 2019, 08:29 PM
  3. Kato Observation Dome
    By kfb55364 in forum Rollingstock
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 11th Apr 2018, 10:59 PM
  4. Kato Observation Car
    By Champsummers in forum Rollingstock
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 28th Dec 2016, 12:55 PM
  5. Kato GG1 Congresional and CB&Q budd observation
    By CodyO in forum Product & Service Announcements
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 25th Dec 2012, 05:33 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •